Many of us met Ghanaian artist El Anatsui‘s stunning work for the first time inside the Arsenale during the 2007 Venice Biennale, and we’ll never forget the way his shimmering shroud of stitched-together bottle caps transformed the facade of Palazzo Fortuny into an ethereal otherworld. For over a decade now, institutions have been lining up to acquire his seductive sculptural art. Today, Fresh VUE features Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, a traveling exhibition that ‘s made its way to Miami Beach and opens today at the Bass Museum of Art. In photos taken during the final hours of installation, you’ll see how thousands of colorful aluminum fragments connected with copper wire can take on the allure of a brilliant, luxurious fabric. Draped, gathered, and sometimes allowed to pool on the floor, the monumental works make a unique impression at each venue where they’re presented. Some of the most recent evoke landscape paintings, while others appear as almost weightless, translucent, silk mesh. A closer look reveals the nuances in surface patterns, colors, and finishes in each one. This cast-off media is delightfully deceptive; the simplicity of materials belies the sophistication and intricacy of Anatsui’s glimmering compositions. Photos courtesy the Bass Museum and Cathy Byrd, as noted in captions.